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Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
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Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:19 pm    Post subject: String bags...  Reply with quote    

...anyone know where I can get right-on, pc, eco-friendly ones that don't cost the earth? Or indeed whether it's possible to make them fairly easily?

Bernie66



Joined: 14 Jan 2005
Posts: 13967
Location: Eastoft
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.naturalcollection.com/natural-products/String-Bag.asp

Maybe

Bernie66



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Posts: 13967
Location: Eastoft
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.terramar.co.uk/online-store/product/string-shopper/

Maybe

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got a half-written article on how to crochet your own string bag - wanna challenge me to finish it?? Or be my "recipe tester"?

Bernie66



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Location: Eastoft
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I challenge you to finish it............................

Sarah D



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just cast this one off in the kitchen about an hour ago - knitted in a thick 8 ply cotton - part of my ongoing attempts to reduce my stash It's knitted in the round on circular needles, the cotton I bought on LETS. It's quite a good size, and strong, just needs the bottom sewn up - that would be handy It's based on a French market bag I knitted a couple of years ago from a pattern on the internet.



Let me know if you would like the instructions, or I can knit for you in your choice of size/colour.

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
...be my "recipe tester"?


Oooh, ooh - Miss (thrusting hand in the air) may I be your tester pleeeze Miss, please miss?

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sarah D wrote:
Let me know if you would like the instructions, or I can knit for you in your choice of size/colour.


May I try both please? How much do you charge per bag?

Sarah D



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 2584

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Absolutely no idea.................

Tell me the size you would like and I'll get one done for you and you can see what you think. Remember not to think too big, because by the time it's full of heavy things like potatoes or library books, it can droop a bit groundwards

Looking forward to the crochet instructions too, will give that a go.

I have a large stash..............

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 06 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
marigold wrote:
...be my "recipe tester"?


Oooh, ooh - Miss (thrusting hand in the air) may I be your tester pleeeze Miss, please miss?


Now I'll have to finish it - and while feeling that Sarah D's bag looks MUCH better than mine . Will aim to PM first draft recipe within 7 days - don't let me weasle out of it .

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24560
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 06 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That reminds me, time to turn the plastic carrier stash into knitted bags.

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 06 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
That reminds me, time to turn the plastic carrier stash into knitted bags.


Do you have a magic wand then Professor McGonna-goal.

Bernie66



Joined: 14 Jan 2005
Posts: 13967
Location: Eastoft
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 06 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
mochyn wrote:
That reminds me, time to turn the plastic carrier stash into knitted bags.


Do you have a magic wand then Professor McGonna-goal.


http://www.bagbed.com/

Keep thinking, you never know

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10744

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 06 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here are two recipes I noted down for that unlikely day when there's a fine flush of round tuits:

http://tiajudy.com/stringbag.htm
http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/freepat.htm

Or netting...
http://www.wampumkeeper.com/netstringbag.html
Perhaps in my next life.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 06 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bernie66 wrote:


http://www.bagbed.com/

Keep thinking, you never know


Oooh, I'm liking that! Might have to give it a try

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